General remarks 

The Arrangements for deposit accounts (hereinafter abbreviated to "ADA") and their annexes were published as Supplementary publication 5, OJ EPO 20173, OJ EPO 2015 (see also the Decision of the President of the EPO dated 3 February 2016, OJ EPO 2016, A14). The ADA can also be found on the EPO website (www.epo.org) under: Applying for a patent/Forms and fees/Making payments.

A distinction must be drawn, in connection with deposit accounts, between:

payments to replenish deposit accounts; and 

Point 3 ADA4 ADA

payments of fees or of, expenses or prices for publications or services of the EPO by debiting the deposit account.

Point 5 ADA6 ADA

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